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Russia halts sale of arms to Syria

A senior Russian official says that Moscow will not sign new weapons contracts with Syria until the situation there calms down.

world Updated: Jul 10, 2012 00:36 IST

A senior Russian official says that Moscow will not sign new weapons contracts with Syria until the situation there calms down.

Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, deputy chief of the Russian military and technical cooperation agency, told Russian news agencies on the sidelines of the Farnborough airshow south-west of London that Russia will continue, however, with previously agreed exports.